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Gary Westfahl reviews Apollo 18

The film falls back on Hollywood's time-tested strategy for enlivening purportedly dull spacesuit films: introducing complete nonsense.

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September 2011 Blinks




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September 2011 Posts:


Adrienne Martini reviews Erin Morgenstern

Friday 30 September 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From Locus Magazine's October 2011 issue

It is delightful, in short. It is magical.

Periodicals: late September

Thursday 29 September 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

New issues of Interzone, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and what's new at Fantasy Magazine, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, and Tor.com

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, late September

Wednesday 28 September 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories at Tor.com, Fantasy Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Lightspeed, and in George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois's anthology Down These Strange Streets

New Books : 27 September

Tuesday 27 September 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Released today: Clive Barker's Abarat: Absolute Midnight, Alex Bledsoe's The Hum and the Shiver, Cherie Priest's Ganymede, and titles by Anderton, Banks, Chan, Chandler, Cody, Correia & Kupari, Costello, Crowther, Davies, Estep, Holzner, Lovegrove, Mann, McDermott, McMahon, Oliver, Painter, Poitevin, and Rosen; earlier: Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus, Rae Carson's The Girl of Fire and Thorns, and titles by Elliott and Ryan

This Week's Bestsellers

Monday 26 September 2011  |  Monitor

Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus and David Weber's How Firm a Foundation debut.

Gary K. Wolfe reviews Lavie Tidhar

Sunday 25 September 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From Locus Magazine's September 2011 issue

Tidhar's narrative strategy is such that Bin Laden's actual death could almost seamlessly slide into this odd but oddly compelling venture into alternate history...

New Books : third week September

Saturday 24 September 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Neal Stephenson's Reamde, Scott Westerfeld's Goliath, and other titles by Ferencik, Jamieson, Johansen, and Pratt

Gwenda Bond reviews Rae Carson

Friday 23 September 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From Locus Magazine's September 2011 issue

With The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Carson joins the ranks of writers like Kristin Cashore, Megan Whalen Turner, and Tamora Pierce as one of YA's best writers of high fantasy.

Classic Reprints: September 2011

Thursday 22 September 2011  |  Monitor

Library of America does Ambrose Bierce, plus, new editions of works by Poul Anderson, Clive Barker, Gregory Benford, Ramsey Campbell, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, and Robert J. Sawyer

Alex Bledsoe: Fantasy Noir

Wednesday 21 September 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

alex bledsoe
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's September Issue interview.

As a writer, I think your first job is always to be entertaining. I'm aware of a moral dimension to the stuff I write and I don't work against that; I accept it, particularly in the Eddie LaCrosse books...

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 20 September 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

S.M. Stirling's The Tears of the Sun debuts on two lists.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, mid-September

Monday 19 September 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in Dario Ciriello's anthology Panverse Three and in new issues of Redstone SF, Strange Horizons, Apex Magazine, and Albedo One

Online Periodicals: mid-September 2011

Sunday 18 September 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

Fifth anniversary of Rudy Rucker's Flurb, plus what's new at SF Site and Strange Horizons

New Books : mid-September

Saturday 17 September 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Tim Powers' The Bible Repairman and Other Stories, Joan Slonczewski's The High Frontier, Allen Steele's Angel of Europa, Ellen Datlow's Blood and Other Cravings, and titles by Boston, Charlton, Cox, Erikson, Hannett, Lamplighter, Roche, and Weber

Locus Magazine Bestsellers, September

Friday 16 September 2011  |  Magazine; 2011 Posts

rothfuss
Locus Magazine Bestsellers are led by Patrick Rothfuss' The Wise Man's Fear, George R.R. Martin's A Clash of Kings and A Game of Thrones, Sean Williams' Star Wars: The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance, and Chris Wraight's Warhammer 40,000: Battle of the Fang

Tim Pratt reviews Daniel Polansky

Thursday 15 September 2011  |  Reviews; Magazine; 2011 Posts

From Locus Magazine's September 2011 issue

Polansky deftly recombines fantasy and noir elements to create a pleasing cross-genre mystery, with enough unanswered questions left about the Warden's past to make me hope this is the beginning of a series.

New in Paperback: September

Wednesday 14 September 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Ray Bradbury's A Pleasure to Burn, Stephen King's Full Dark, No Stars, Patrick Ness' Monsters of Men, and other titles by Adams, Buchanan, Condie, Donaldson, Douglass, Hartley, Huff, Jemisin, Marillier, Smith, Stirling, Weber, and Weeks

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 13 September 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Charlaine Harris' The Sookie Stackhouse Companion debuts at #2.

Jay Lake: Specific Gravity

Monday 12 September 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

jay lake
Excerpts from Locus Magazine's September Issue interview.

Chemo also stole my reading brain. What I figured out I could do is read familiar material. That probably helped to inspire the project I've been working on since last December, this massively ambitious space-opera thing.

Locus Magazine's Forthcoming Books: Selected Titles through June 2012

Sunday 11 September 2011  |  Resources; Magazine; 2011 Posts

Selected titles from Locus Magazine's September issue listings are arranged here by month.

New Books : second week September

Saturday 10 September 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Jack Dann & Nick Gevers' Ghosts by Gaslight, Ben H. Winters' Bedbugs, Lewis Shiner's Dark Tangos, first novels by Christopher Buehlman and M.J. Scott, and titles by Drake & Lambshead, Friedman, Griffith & Griffith, Lockhart, McGuire, Murphy, Priest, Smith, Stirling, and Williamson

Locus Magazine's New & Notable Books, September

Friday 9 September 2011  |  Magazine; 2011 Posts

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September New and Notable books include George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons and other titles by Beagle & Lansdale, Goonan, Polansky, Ryman, Simmons, Stross, van Eekhout, VanderMeer & Chambers, and Wentworth.

Online Periodicals: early September 2011

Thursday 8 September 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

What's new online at Apex Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, Fantasy Magazine, GigaNotoSaurus, Ideomancer, Lightspeed, Quantum Muse, Redstone SF, SF Signal, SF Site, Strange Horizons, Subterranean, and Tor.com

Print Periodicals: early September 2011

Wednesday 7 September 2011  |  Monitor; Directories

New issues of Albedo One, Analog, and Asimov's

This Week's Bestsellers

Tuesday 6 September 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Terry Brooks' The Measure of the Magic debuts at #3.

New Books : early September

Monday 5 September 2011  |  Monitor, Directories

Ernest Cline's Ready Player One, Jonathan R. Eller's Becoming Ray Bradbury, the US edition of Ken MacLeod's The Restoration Game, Gareth L Powell's The Recollection, and titles by Chan, Dukas, Haley, Jamieson, Lazellari, Royle, and others

The Right Stuff ... and Some Wrong Stuff: A Review of Apollo 18

Sunday 4 September 2011  |  Reviews

apollo 18
While one can admire the courage of filmmakers who defy conventional wisdom and seek to attract audiences with realistic space films, it is hard to criticize these filmmakers for falling back on Hollywood's time-tested strategy for enlivening purportedly dull spacesuit films: introducing complete nonsense.

Lois Tilton reviews Short Fiction, early September

Saturday 3 September 2011  |  Reviews

Reviews of stories in Ellen Datlow's anthology Blood and Other Cravings and in new issues of Analog, Asimov's, Clarkesworld, and GigaNotoSaurus

Cory Doctorow: Why Should Anyone Care?

Friday 2 Sepember 2011  |  Magazine; Perspectives

cory doctorow
From Locus Magazine's September Issue.

Getting people to care about the products of your imagination is a profound and infinitely complex task that will absorb as much attention as you give it.

September Issue Table of Contents

Thursday 1 September 2011  |  Magazine

september issue
The September issue has interviews with Jay Lake and Alex Bledsoe, results of this year's Hugo Awards Winners, a new column by Cory Doctorow, lists of forthcoming books through June 2012, and reviews of new books by Neal Stephenson, George R.R. Martin, Edmond Hamilton, and many others.

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Previous Issues


August 2011

Paolo Bacigalupi
Karen Lord
Sleight on Ballard

Table of Contents

— Mailed 28 July 2011 —
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July 2011

Ted Chiang
Lev Grossman
Cory Doctorow

Table of Contents

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June 2011

Patricia A. McKillip
Saladin Ahmed
Forthcoming Books

Table of Contents

— Mailed 31 May 2011 —
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May 2011

Sturgeon Roundtable
David D. Levine
Cory Doctorow

Table of Contents

— Mailed 28 Apr 2011 —
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April 2011

Shaun Tan
Dani & Eytan Kollin
Sean Wallace

Table of Contents

— Mailed 31 Mar 2011 —
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March 2011

Gene Wolfe
Alaya Dawn Johnson
Forthcoming Books

Table of Contents

— Mailed 24 Feb 2011 —
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February 2011
Recommended Reading
Locus Poll and Survey Ballot
Alastair Reynolds
Sharyn November
Table of Contents
— Mailed 31 Jan 2011 —
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January 2011
SF in the Digital Age
Robert J. Sawyer

Table of Contents

— Mailed 30 Dec 2010 —
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December 2010
Nancy Kress
Robert V.S. Redick
Forthcoming Books
World Fantasy Con Report and Pics
Table of Contents
— Mailed 30 Nov 2010 —
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November 2010
Mercedes Lackey
Greg van Eekhout
Cory Doctorow
Worldcon Reports
Mur Lafferty, Frank Wu
Table of Contents
— Mailed 28 Oct 2010 —
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October 2010
Pulp Fiction!
Silverberg, Lupoff, & Robinson
Barry N. Malzberg
Hugo Awards
Table of Contents
— Mailed 30 Sep 2010 —
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September 2010
Steampunk!
Cherie Priest
Gail Carriger
Phil & Kaja Foglio
Cory Doctorow
Forthcoming Books
Table of Contents
— Mailed 31 August 2010 —
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August 2010

Locus Survey
Patrick Rothfuss
N.K. Jemisin
Awards and convention reports
Table of Contents
— Mailed 29 July 2010 —
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July 2010

Locus Poll
Laurence Yep
Jedediah Berry
Cory Doctorow

Table of Contents
— Mailed 29 June 2010 —
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June 2010

Forthcoming Books through March 2011; Kit Reed; M.K. Hobson; Frank Frazetta

Table of Contents
— Mailed 2 June 2010 —
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May 2010

Poe & the Fantastic; Brian Evenson; Cory Doctorow; Reports from ICFA and World Horror
Table of Contents
— Mailed 30 April 2010 —
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April 2010

James P. Blaylock; David Anthony Durham; David Moles; Charles N. Brown's First Fandom; Report from India
Table of Contents
— Mailed 31 March 2010 —
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